What exactly is SUPER LICE? And more importantly, how do I avoid it?!!
“Super Lice” has been getting a lot of airtime recently, and I wanted to clear up some common misconceptions. Let’s start first with where the term came from. Contrary to popular belief, super lice look no different /are not larger or stronger than lice in years past. They are, however, resistant to the most common OTC treatments like Rid or Nix. The common chemicals in these pesticides are pyrethrin and the majority of lice in the area is no longer killed by this chemical. They are resistant to it and you could treat 100x and they would be unfazed (Please don’t do that. These are, after all, neurotoxins!) So here is what usually happens when someone finds bugs in their child’s hair: 1. They FREAK out! 2. They often dash to the pharmacy and grab a box of pesticides. They are completely horrified and want to get rid of it NOW! 3. They realize the bugs are not dying and re-treat with the same toxic chemicals. 4. After treating their child several times with this chemical they are shocked to realize they still have lice. That is when they usually call me.
As one of the premier lice treatment facilities in Columbus, I am always happy to give you my honest opinion of whether or not you need a professional to treat your lice. Call my Lice Hotline for free advice: 614-526-9194 me for free advice! I am happy to help. I am careful not to imply that people need to use a professional to get rid of lice (You do not! You can do it on your own with the right process). I do, however, know for certain that your chances of eliminating it with the most popular OTC products (Rid or Nix) are VERY low. People spend HOURS combing with the crummy little plastic combs sold at the drug store, treat and re-treat with Rid or Nix and then give up and call me. Skip steps 1-3 and call me from the start! I can guide you on either doing it yourself or am happy to treat you!
If you have questions about lice treatment search for a Lice Nannies USA location near you and get help today.